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1 Media and Violence Aaron Chan, Amy Mousavi, Jenny Qi January 8/2010 York Mills C.I

2 Media influences on children and adolescents: Violence and sex Violence at high 5.7% per 100, 000 population in the U.S. Violence has been largely accepted by society (e.g. Bugs Bunny cartoons) Media desensitization of violence Canadian study on preschoolers aggressive personality Earles, K A; Alexander, Randell; Johnson, Melba; Liverpool, Joan; McGhee, Melissa. (2002, September 1). Media influences on children and adolescents: Violence and sex. Journal of the National Medial Association. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from: http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/ ABC

3 Media influences on children and adolescents: Violence and sex Nature Versus Nurture - external influence on childs development Psychology - change in mental process and the human condition Sociology - development of social life and impact on society per se Stereotyping on Television - inaccurate portrayals ABC

4 American Academy of Paediatrics: Committee on Public Education Hypothesis Children and adolescents are at risk through perpetual exposure Method Historical research Official statistics Conclusion 10, 000 hours of T.V. – 61% contained violence Grades 4 to 8 – preferred violent video games Parents must be proactive Age 18 – 200, 000 violent acts witnessed Media violence. (American Academy of Pediatrics: Committee on Public Education). Nov 2001 v108 i5 pl222(5)Pediatrics. 108, 5. p.1222(5). Retrieved November 10, 2009, from Academic OneFile via Gale: www.gale.cengage.com ABC

5 Media as a socialising agent Nature versus nurture Conformity Stereotypes in media Ethics in media American Academy of Paediatrics: Committee on Public Education ABC

6 Guns, Lies and Video 1000 studies that demonstrated a link between media violence and real aggression Study analysis Kids who watched more TV were more likely to acted aggressively by age 22 Violent vs. Non-Violent Movie activated right posterior cingulate Greater parental awareness & control Wright, Karen. Gun, Lies, and Video (2003, April). Discover, P. 28. Retrieved on November 4, 2009 from Canadian Points of View Reference Centre EBSCOhost database JQ

7 Justification & Relation Cognitive Process Nature vs. Nurture Socialization Agent Conclusion and analysis of many studies Discover Magazine JQ

8 The relationship between virtual & actual aggression: youth exposure to violent media Levermore, Monique A., and Gina L. Salisbury (Summer 2009). The relationship between virtual & actual aggression: youth exposure to violent media. The Forensic Examiner. Retrieved November 14, 2009, from Gale Academic Onefile Database. JQ Hypothesis: exposure to violent media such increased the likeliness of aggression and can be learned through direct interaction or observation of forms of media Method: Controlled experiment 6 instruments used (questionnaires and scale ratings) Conclusion: Significant associations exposure to violent media and aggression Individuals learn aggressive responses in much the same manner they learn other social behaviours (observation or through direct experience)

9 Justification & Relation JQ Nature vs. Nurture Socialization Agent Recent study Forensic Examiners & Monique Levermore

10 Media: Ugly and Getting Uglier SUMMARY Content in media having a negative impact Violent Crimes Role Models Content being viewed 78% increase in coarse language 61% of content glamorizes violence Exposure to media: 6 to 8.5 hours per day V-chip: a solution to the problem (restriction on the content) Amy eLibrary search: http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/curriculumca/do/document

11 Media: Ugly and Getting Uglier RELATION Psychology- Scientific study of behaviour of humans Pavlovs Experiment Conditioning- learning in which person responds to stimulus in a way the does not elicit that response Norm- rules that indicate what people should do or how they should act Amy eLibrary search: http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/curriculumca/do/document

12 Equity of violent reprisal in professional wrestling and its dispositional and motivational features Hypothesis unjustified violence protagonist motive influences perception Method just/unjust inhibit behaviour analyzing programming (e.g. WWE Smackdown and WWE Raw) violence detected and coded (sample 36 hours) Conclusion 31.5 violent acts/hour 21.14 acts not associated with the show Viewers accepting violence as normal behaviour Amy Knowledge Ontario database search: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/galenet/ko_k12pr

13 Terms Mass Media: its affect and role in society Conditioning: affect on individuals thinking Nature/Nurture: Which affects violent behaviour? Socializing Agent: Is media considered a socializing agent? Type of studies Equity of violent reprisal in professional wrestling and its dispositional and motivational features Amy Knowledge Ontario database search: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/ galenet/ko_k12pr

14 Hypothesis We believe that: Majority of the respondents would agree media has an overwhelming influence Amy

15 Data Analysis JQ Q: Violence in the past twenty years has: Results show more than 4 out of every 5 people think that violence has increased over the past 20 years

16 Conclusion Maj. thought violence has increased I remember playing games with my younger brother all the time where we'd pretend to kill each other. Maj. of rep. population were negative T.V. and movie ratings do little to deter Hypothesis proven correct ABC

17 Questions All 1.Why is video games believed to have more effect than television? 2. What is the name of the device that is meant to control the content of the programming? 3. By the age of 18, how many acts of violence will the average person have seen in the media?

18 Graphics Bibliography JQ http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/video-game-violence-2.jpg http://www.ucc.org/media-justice/images/video-games.jpg www.bcpl.info/teens/teens_videogame.jpg http://gordonandthewhale.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/tom_and_jerry.jpg http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/images/violence.jpg http://www.main.nc.us/cml/new_citizen/images_v1n2/calvin.gif Microsoft Clip Arts http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/tcom/faculty/ha/tcom103%20fall%202001/gp6/FullCopy _files/image023.gif http://prophetiksoul.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/elme-fudd-bugs-bunny.jpg http://www.physics.udel.edu/~watson/student_projects/scen167/ateam/pictures/v-chip.gif http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/psychology/pavlov_conditioning_dogs.gif http://www.bluecorncomics.com/pics/latuff3.gif http://images.smarter.com/blogs/Kids%20Playing%20Video%20Games.jpg http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/7908/lg_wwe_logo732114.jpg http://pnmedia.gamespy.com/planetwwe.gamespy.com/images/site/smackdown2008.jpg http://frederatorblogs.com/random/files/2008/04/cartoon-violence.jpg http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/violentkids.jpg


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